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Old Jun 9, 2007, 3:58 PM   #1
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I have a Tamron 28-75 and Tamron 24-135, is the 24-135 a overlap over the 28-75?
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Old Jun 9, 2007, 9:53 PM   #2
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The term "overlap lens" is vague.

What you have is a Tamron 28-75f/2.8 and a Tamron 24-135 f/3.5-5.6. While the focal length of the second entirely encompasses the focal length of the first, that can not be said about their maximum apertures. They are both fine lenses, but the 28-75 is certainly a better indoor/low-light lens that the 24-135. So I think they both serve useful and unique purposes in the same photographic arsenal.
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Old Jun 24, 2007, 12:42 AM   #3
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Yes you do have an overlapping lens but it does not mean that you need to sell one of them. Both lens have different purpose. Like what TCav said, the 28-75mm is a better lens if used indoor because it is faster. But if you are using it outdoors in really good lighting, it would make sens to use the 24-135mm because you get a lot more coverage compared to the 28-75mm.

I have many lens that overlap. I have many prime lens, some standard zoom lens, some telephoto zoom lens and one all in one lens. Even though it over lap over each other, different lens have different needs and quality. Just figure out which one you need for the location and shoot with that.
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